Concordia University Portland

MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - English Language Development

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - English Language Development program is designed to provide participants with techniques for teaching students to read, write, and speak English properly. Learn more about this Concordia University Portland online series here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - English Language Development

School Offering Program:

Concordia University Portland

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in this program may be existing teachers seeking a specialization that could help them instruct native English speakers as well as English language learners. Applicants to this program must have already earned an accredited bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Generalized training in grammar, linguistics, or a foreign language may prove helpful. Applicants to Concordia University Portland's programs should be at least 18 years of age and should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, applicants must submit two recommendation letters, a letter of intent, and a resume. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Individuals enrolled in the online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - English Language Development program have the chance to examine techniques for maximizing literacy among students of different ages and from varying backgrounds. Courses are designed to explore methods for teaching grammar, phonics, and spelling. In addition, participants will be able to explore methods for creating an effective learning environment, including assessing students and adjusting teaching strategies to meet their needs. To facilitate language development, participants will also be able to explore methods for incorporating technology in the classroom experience.

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Financial Aid Available:

Students enrolled in Concordia University Portland have several opportunities to reduce their tuition costs, including scholarships, grants, and federal financial aid. Federal financial aid programs are only available to US citizens and eligible non-citizens.

Required Courses for a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - English Language Development:

Please note that degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Before applying, students should contact Concordia University Portland to confirm the most accurate program information.

Curriculum and Instruction Required Courses

  • EDGR 502: Developing Character through the Curriculum
  • EDGR 535: Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • EDGR 595: Community of Learners
  • EDGR 602: Contemporary Educational Thought

English Language and Development Required Courses

  • EDCI 509: Essential Linguistics for Language Development
  • EDCI 506: A Developmental Approach to Language Acquisition
  • EDCI 510: Language Acquisition and Curriculum Development
  • EDCI 521: The Language Development Classroom-Activities and Practice
  • EDGR 601: Educational Research
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • EDGR 698: Action Research - Capstone
    • EDGR 699: Thesis - Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Earning a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - English Language Development degree could allow graduates to pursue a number of career opportunities. However, some may choose to continue their training by enrolling in a doctoral series.

Relevant advanced degrees include, but are not limited to:

  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics
  • Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition

Potential Career Paths:

Upon completion of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - English Language Development program, graduates could be able to seek employment with K-12 schools, colleges, learning centers, adult schools, or community education organizations. Practicing educators who complete this Concordia University Portland series could be able to seek additional responsibilities related to their current position.

Other positions that graduates could be able to pursue might include:

  • English language tutor
  • Literacy coach
  • Curriculum specialist for English language learning

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